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Gorgeous and Huge - Easy access to Beach and Hollywood!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

Charles Bukowski's Childhood Home, Gorgeously Renovated in Mid-City Los Angeles

Welcome to Charles Bukowski's House! Built in 1925 and impeccably renovated in 2015, elegantly appointed spaces with restored original features invite guests to unwind while visiting Los Angeles. Lived in by poet and literary giant Charles Bukowski during his childhood (1930-1947), this house is mentioned in several of the author’s poems and novels from this time, and featured in documentaries on his life.

This three bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home in the Mid-City neighborhood offers a spacious open floor plan with a large living and dining room. Lead yourself into the chef’s kitchen, restored lovingly with the original era in mind and truly perfect for entertaining your guests. Steal some quiet time in the 400 sq. ft. master suite featuring a King bed and a truly luxurious bathroom with double vanity, shoulder depth soaking tub, and separate glass-walled shower. Take advantage of the amazing weather in the secluded, shaded outdoor seating area while enjoying spirits. Centrally located within 20 minutes of almost everything the city has to offer, the Bukowski House is your home away from home in Los Angeles.

Details

1700 sq. ft. single-family home

3 Bedrooms:

-400 sq. ft. Master Suite (King bed)

-Hank's Room (Queen bed)

-Parent's Room (2 Twin beds)

2 Bathrooms:

-Master bath with double vanity, huge soaking tub, and glass walled shower

-Original bathroom with shower/tub combo, era-specific subway and hexagonal tiles

2 car automatic garage + additional driveway parking

Central AC/Heat

55" Smart TV with Cable

Formal dining room with seating for 6

Breakfast nook with seating for 4

Spacious kitchen with soapstone counters, pro-series stove with 36” range and 6 burners, full-sized dishwasher, and vintage faucets, hardware, and knobs

Full-sized washer and dryer

Kohler polished nickel Artifact Series bathroom hardware

Original hardwood floors, sconces, doors, bathtub, baseboards, and window and door casings

Shaded outdoor seating area

Smart Home: NEST, Surveillance Cameras, WiFi

Located in Mid-City within 15-20 min of LAX, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Venice, Downtown, Hollywood, Koreatown, Century City, Culver City, Silver Lake, The Grove, Sony, Fox, Paramount

Walking distance from major metro lines

More Details

Property Manager
Heath Chamblee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mid City in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , shoulder-deep soaking tub, glass-walled shower
    Original Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Subway tile
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous and Huge - Easy access to Beach and Hollywood!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

Great place for the most part

  • 4 of 5

Great place with lots of space, great kitchen, and beautiful bathrooms. My only complaint was that the kitchen has very basic amenities. There were no tongs or bbq utensils, oven mitts or potholders, and no trash bags were left for us. The first day we arrived it was a little warm and the AC was not available, but the other days were cool so it didn't matter as much. I assume the place does have AC, but there wasn't listed as an option on the google nest system. This only bothered me because the place was advertised with AC. My advice: Don't lock out the AC to save $10 day on your electric bill when someone is paying $350 a night...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Todd, Thanks for your stay. My apologies about the kitchen supplies. It seems previous guests ruined and threw away those supplies (without letting me know). I would have supplied them while you were at the house if you had let me know. I have since bought kitchen tongs, bbq utensils, oven mitts, and potholder. The thermostat was not locked, it sounds like you may have had an issue using the Nest thermostat. I'm always available to help guests in instances like that, but you didn't call or write to ask for help. I always ask guests to get in touch if they are having any issues, and I try to take care of it immediately. Thanks again for your stay, Michael
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Frisco, TX
5

Home was very nice and perfect for our family's stay

  • 5 of 5

Master bedroom is ENORMOUS. Wireless worked great. Back patio was an awesome place to sit in the evenings and enjoy each other's company . Owner was extremely responsive and helpful

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio
5

Picture-Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

From stellar communication with the owner to the overall aesthetic of the house, this location truly embodies the LA cliche of 'being anywhere in 15 minutes.' It's THAT central to everything.

Quiet, young neighborhood. Safe. Friendly.

The house was beautifully redone. The bathrooms are stunning and spacious. The finishes are high-end. A great kitchen for cooking. The entire home has an open, flowing floorplan, allowing for groups of people to communicate easily. The master bedroom is beautifully set apart from the rest of the house, gigantic and comfortable. I was amazed at the TONS of storage space in this home... Literally, everywhere.

Housekeeping is on-point. Very clean. Nice attention to detail.

Speedy wifi. Great fireplace. Nest-controlled AC. Very appropriate and creative artwork on the walls. I'd come back to this house in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 girls had such an amazing time at this house! The house was very spacious and comfortable. There is plenty of space to hang out and a lot of mirrors available for when you need to get ready (we were 8 girls and we had no trouble). The house is beautifully decorated and in a great location (everything was 15 minutes away or less). The manager, Michael was great. When we had questions he responded immediately. We had a great stay and would recommend this property to anyone looking to having a nice weekend in So Cal.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We came to Los Angeles to tour colleges and this home was in the perfect location for that. I don't know what kind of mattress they have in the master bedroom, but I slept much better on our trip than I ever do at home. The house was as described and we loved all of the Charles Bukowski references in the decor. The coffee waiting for us in the refrigerator was a lovely surprise. I would definitely consider staying there again if my son ends up going to school in L.A.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, stylish house; well located for easy access to many activities in LA

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with 6 adults in town for a long weekend, including a USC football game. Great access to La Brea and West Hollywood/Beverly area as well as DTLA and USC - only about 15 minutes. The house was super clean and has been fully remodeled. Lots of light and the a/c was appreciated. The master bedroom and bath are huge. Everything was as advertised and we would definitely book again for a group this size. The owner was very responsive and communications were very clear. No issues at all.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mid City, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£906
for 3 nights
From
£263
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£286
 
 
Summer
7 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 3 nights
From
£352
 
 
Nightly Rate
12 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£906
for 3 nights
From
£263
 
 
Summer
15 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 3 nights
From
£352
 
 
Fathers Day
16 Jun 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£819
for 2 nights
From
£352
 
 
Summer
20 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 3 nights
From
£352
 
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£819
for 2 nights
From
£352
 
 
Summer
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 3 nights
From
£352
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£819
for 2 nights
From
£352
 
 
Thanskgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£819
for 2 nights
From
£352
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 3 nights
From
£352
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£689
for 2 nights
From
£286
From
£330
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95
Tax Rate 14.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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